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January 15, 2019
Michigan-based AgHelp Corp competed as one of four national finalists in the American Farm Bureau Federation’s 2019 Farm Bureau Ag Innovation Challenge.
Washtenaw County Farm Bureau was chosen to showcase its “Fall Kickoff Dinner” program at the IDEAg Trade Show at AFBF’s Annual Meeting in New Orleans.
Young Farmers from Michigan competing in three categories had great showings at AFBF’s 2019 Annual Convention in New Orleans. Berrien County Farm Bureau’s Tera Baker reached the Final Four in the Discussion Meet, finishing second. Clinton County Farm Bureau’s Theresa Sisung reached the Top 10 in the Excellence in Agriculture competition, and Kent County Farm Bureau’s Bryan and Katie Heffron represented Michigan well in the Achievement Award contest.
Great Lakes Ag Labor Services (GLALS), founded by Michigan Farm Bureau (MFB) in 2015 to aid Michigan farmers in utilizing the H-2A Seasonal Guestworker program, was in the national spotlight during the American Farm Bureau Federation’s 100th Annual Convention in New Orleans. The number of visas issued to temporary workers has grown 500 percent nationwide, despite the cost and complicated regulatory process.
January 8, 2019
Michigan farmers who had not yet completed their applications for trade assistance under the USDA’s Market Facilitation Program (MFP) prior to the ongoing government shutdown can, perhaps, breathe a little easier.